What does a trillion dollars look like?

What does a trillion dollars look like?

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    What does a trillion dollars look like?

    With all the talk of trillion dollar bailouts, here is a website that will put it all in perspective.

    Trillion dollars
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    Thats pretty neat.
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    That is very impressive.
    Want to be really impressed?
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    You should see how quickly my wife could spend all those pallets!
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    That is very impressive.
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    You should see how quickly my wife could spend all those pallets!
    She must be related to mine!!

    retsupt99, think we could put a dent in it with our want to gun list and ammo needs?

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    Yeah, I saw the Glenn Beck animation on this one. We can all sneak in and take a few pallets, they won't even notice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torrid View Post
    Yeah, I saw the Glenn Beck animation on this one. We can all sneak in and take a few pallets, they won't even notice!
    It won't matter in a very short time the dollar will have no value. A hundred million nothings still equals nothing.
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    Mind boggling but the pallets will be worth more than the money soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    It won't matter in a very short time the dollar will have no value. A hundred million nothings still equals nothing.
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    I think someone did the math at some point and it was something to the effect of, if you stacked one trillion in one dollar bill increments starting on the ground, you could stack it literally 1/4th of the way to the moon.

    Kinda puts things in perspective doesn't it!
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    if the math is correct

    A bit of math to whet the "pallet" ...

    A single $10K stack of $100 bills takes up 6.125inL x 2.625inW x 0.394inH, or = 6.33 cu in.

    $1T is 100M of those $10K stacks, or 100,000,000 * 0.394inH, or 621 miles into the sky.

    With each of those 1000 pallets taking up ~1.356 cu yards, that's 1356 cu yards of space for all of them. If the average dump truck holds 16 cu yards, that's nearly 85 dump trucks' full of cash. $1T.

    Imagine $10T, which takes up 1000 times that amount of space, or 1.16 cu mile. With each $10K stack stacked right on top of each other, that pile would reach just over 6200 miles into the sky.

    Bill Gates' estimated net worth is a relatively paltry $40B, now. A smaller stack of "bills," no matter how you slice it. Though taller than Mt. Everest, his pile would not quite reach the underbelly of the next 747 passenger plane that you see flying overhead (a stack 32K ft high). Not flying quite so high as in past years. But then, the dollar ain't what it used to be.
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    It looks like the debt my great-grandkids will still be paying back to the Chinese in 50 years.

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    Remember that a trillion seconds is 32,000 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeatPuppet View Post
    It looks like the debt my great-grandkids will still be paying back to the Chinese in 50 years.
    What are you talking about? Your grandkids will probably be Chinese.

    That is an interesting graphic though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    What are you talking about? Your grandkids will probably be Chinese.
    Well 1 in every 5 kids born is Chinese, and 1 in every 4 is Indian.....

    I was so relieved when my sons were not Chinese or Indian
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